Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hawk on Fence


This beautiful bird rolled slowly with the clouds in the sky above our house; probably looking for dinner.  Unexpectedly, it swooped down and landed on the fence that borders our property.

I often mention how important it is to have a camera handy for just such occasions.  But, unfortunately, I'd forgotten my own advice and had to run into another room to pick up the first camera I saw which was a Canon S95 point and shoot.

The Canon is an excellent camera, but not good enough on this occasion which explains the poor quality of the picture.  But I hope you are able, nonetheless, to see the glory of this bird, this predator, this master of the sky.


17 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Great capture, Lowell !
How beautiful this majestic bird is !

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um grande momento fotográfico e muito bem apanhado.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Tom said...

...nice sighting, I rare see one down so low.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

What a great photo. Where are our cameras when we need them? When I met Richard Nixon, I didn't have my camera with me!

Janis
GDP

Kate said...

Great job! Birds are not easy to capture, but here is that wonderful raptor, waiting for you and posing!

Shammickite said...

What kind of hawk is that?

Taken For Granted said...

I do not any problem with the quality of this photo. It is just fine. The hawk is magnificent. So glad he came for a visit and you were able to capture his image. Hawks do an excellent job of reducing rodent populations.

Sharon Anck said...

I think this is a great photo. What a gorgeous bird. You are so lucky he didn't fly away just as you raised the camera. That's what would have happened to me.

William Kendall said...

Quite a bird!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They are magnificent creatures 💙 good job Lowell.

Vicki said...

Beautiful! Great shot!

RedPat said...

You are lucky that he waited for you! It looks like a fine pic to me!

silvia de angelis said...

Un esemplare stupendo!
Un saluto,silvia

Marleen said...

A beauty! Great capture, Lowell.

Kay said...

Good job! It looks like a magnificent bird. I'm glad he stuck around for you.

magiceye said...

A majestic bird! Lovely capture!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Amazing shot.
What beautiful hawk.
have a lovely weekend
Hugs
Maria from
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